ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


Press Releases

  • My-Villages Awards The Hinckley Company with Innovation Award

    My-Villages Will Honor Innovators in Marine Industry Annually Hobe Sound, Fla. –  My-Villages, a leader in marine mobile technology, tapped The Hinckley Co. as the winner of the first-ever My-Villages Innovation Award Monday at the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association’s annual meeting. The award, to be presented annually, will honor companies that demonstrate leadership in […]

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  • 2014 ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference Speakers and Topics Announced; Registration Now Open

    ABBRA Opens Registration and Announces Speakers & Topics for January 22-24, 2014, Boatyard Business Conference  Theme – Reflect, Rethink, Refocus: Business Leadership for Tomorrow’s Boat Building and Repair Industry FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – October 10, 2013 – The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) announces its line-up of topics and speakers for the 2014 […]

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  • Member News: My-Villages Purchases DockMaster

    Acquisition Creates the Largest and Most-Integrated End-to-End Software Solution for Marine Businesses in the Industry. Hobe Sound, Fla. – Oct. 9, 2013 – My-Villages, a leader in marine mobile technology, has acquired DockMaster, the top information management solution for marine retailers, marinas and service centers. The integration of DockMaster software and My-Villages’ consumer and professional […]

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  • Member News: Bradford Marine Becomes Venture Boats Dealer

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA – Bradford Marine, Inc. (Bradford Marine) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be the exclusive dealer for Venture Boat Company in Broward County, Florida and the Bahamas. Paul Engle, President of Bradford Marine, said, “Adding Venture’s boat line to Bradford Marine’s available products and services expands what we offer […]

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  • Interlux and Awlgrip To Host Products and Profitability Seminars In Northeast In October

    Union, New Jersey – Interlux® and Awlgrip® will host a series of seminars in the Northeast in October for business owners, retailers, yard managers, applicators, paint supervisors, purchasing agents and other interested industry professionals. At the seminars, Interlux and Awlgrip technical sales representatives will introduce new Interlux and Awlgrip products for 2014, outline strategies and […]

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  • IBEX Announces Innovation Award Winners

     IBEX ANNOUNCES INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS Manufacturers of Creative and Cutting-Edge Products Honored at Industry Breakfast LOUISVILLE, KY—September 17, 2013—The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) today announced the winners of the 2013 IBEX Innovation Awards. A panel of experienced technical boating journalists and editors from Boating Writers International (BWI) judged all entries and presented awards […]

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  • American Boat & Yacht Council and Safety Colleagues Co-Host Compliance & Standards Coffee at IBEX

    Brooklin, ME— September 5, 2013— The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) invites all 2013 IBEX exhibitors to Compliance and Standards Coffee on Wednesday, September 18 from 8 – 10 a.m. to network with compliance experts while enjoying free coffee and pastries. Compliance leaders will be on hand to talk about topics such as the Standards […]

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  • Results from the ABBRA 2013 Compensation and Benefits Survey (Wage Rate Survey) Now Available

    Fort Lauderdale, FL –August 19, 2013- Results from the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) 2013 Compensation and Benefits Survey are now available. Survey data was collected from ABBRA members nationwide, along with local marine trade associations’ members, and additional participants from the marina and boatyard industry. The report entitled the ABBRA Compensation and […]

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  • ABYC Releases Annual Update to the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft

    The annual update to the STANDARDS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION REPORTS FOR SMALL CRAFT by which boats are built and repaired was released August 1, by the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) in Supplement 53. For Supplement 53, ABYC Standard S-31 Environmental Considerations for Electric/Electronic Components Installed Onboard Boats was added.  The following ABYC Standards were […]

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  • ABBRA Announces Theme & Dates for Annual Boatyard Business Conference

    Fort Lauderdale, FL- The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) is proud to announce the theme and dates for its upcoming 2014 Annual Boatyard Business Conference entitled “Reflect, Rethink, Refocus: Business Leadership for Tomorrow’s Boat Building and Repair Industry.” The conference will be held January 22-24, 2014 at the B Ocean Hotel on Fort Lauderdale […]

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